Lola Depew & Sophia Johnson each received "Excellent" ratings for performances on alto saxophones at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival yesterday in Marquette, Michigan.  Each of them were required to play a solo on their saxophone (prepared in advance of the competition), a number of scales selected at random by the Festival Judge, and "sight read" a piece of music they had never seen before.

Only the top performers from the U.P. & Mackinac City District level Solo & Ensemble competition were invited to this State level competition.  Congratulations to both Lola & Sophia for their achievements & wonderful performances at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival.